Fiber-Related Messages

When attending fiber-related conventions – whether for wool growers, spinners, knitters, crocheters, needlework, quilting, felting, rug hooking – we generally find vendors selling lapel pins with an array of funny (to us, at least), messages on them. I’ve started collecting the sayings. If you have one to add,  e-mail it me (, and I’ll add it to the list!

In alphabetical order:

Crocheters do it on the couch.
Crocheters do it with chains.
Crocheting: The obsessive use of hooks and yarn to create an array of fuzzy objects in various states of completion. See also “yarn lust.”
Feel safe at night; sleep with a knitter.
Fiber artists use fuzzy logic.
Handspinners are twisted.
Happy hooker.
Housework is for those who haven’t yet learned to knit/crochet/weave/spin/dye.
If knitting were exercise, you could bounce a quarter off my a–.
I’m a knotty hooker.
I’m a thread head.
I knit so you can live.
I will dye laughing.
Knit happens.
Knitters do it on the couch.
Knitters do it in the dark.
Knitting forever, housework whenever.
Knitting: The obsessive use of needles and yarn to create an array of fuzzy objects in various states of completion. See also “yarn lust.”No knitting, all bitching!
Not all magic wands are pointy little sticks.
Old knitters never die. They just come unraveled.
S.A.B.L.E: Stash Amassed Beyond Life Expectancy.
Spinners do it with a twist.
Spinning: Because knitting just isn’t weird enough.
Tailgate at your own risk: I’m knitting.
Walk softly a carry a big hook.
Yarn ho.
You’re going to die anyway, so you might as well knit.
Veni, vidi, texui. (I came, I saw, I knit.)
Wool:  A necessary fiber for any balanced diet.

PowerSurgeBy the way, my all time favorite saying is: “I don’t have hot flashes; they’re power surges.” 🙂

As an aside – and not a little curiously – describes this bag: “From school, to carrying your laptop, to a hip alternative diaper bag, our versatile, spacious messenger bag is practically all you need to get you through every stage of your life — and look hip doing it.”


11 Responses to Fiber-Related Messages

  1. I think is a t-shirt ( you should hint around for the holidays 😉)


  2. Love it! I just added to my list. 🙂


  3. “If knitting was exercise you could bounce a quarter off my a–.”
    I will leave the blanks as I do not wish to offend, but this was on hats, pins, and shirts all over Stitches in Atlanta this summer.


  4. Cool! Whew! OK, now I won’t worry about spreading your posts around…this link went aotomatically to tumblr, too, when I press it in WP. You have a great site!


  5. Oh, I am very flattered and pleased that you posted it on FB! Thanks!


  6. You bet! I hope you don’t mind that I re-pressed this in my page, linked to yours…and my facebook page.


  7. If you come across new ones, send them to me and I will add to the list!


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  9. I love the spinning ones, especially since I’m sitting here with me new drop spindle as I read this.
    Double-ended! Now, there’s a twist!


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